Eva Longoria took aim at Donald Trump and how some of his previous remarks have affected her family during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday, July 25.
“I’m from a small town in South Texas, and if you know your history, Texas used to be part of Mexico. I’m ninth-generation American. My family never crossed a border; the border crossed us,” Longoria said.
“When Donald Trump calls us criminals and rapists, he’s insulting American families. My father is not a criminal or a rapist. In fact, he’s a United States veteran.”
“When he said that a wife who works is a very dangerous thing, he not only insulted me, he insulted my mother who worked as a special-education teacher for 40 years and raised four children while being a wife,” Longoria added.
Most notably, she appeared to touch a nerve with the audience when she opened up about her eldest sister, Elizabeth Longoria.
“Eva Longoria gives a powerful and emotional speech about immigration, family, veterans, and special needs. #DemsInPhilly #ImWithHer,” one commenter wrote.